Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    Looks like I'm at kch for my last rotation this year. Pain in the arse to get to from mine, cheers then.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chloemo14)
    Passed my first exam.....attended heinously few lectures (like, about 7) last term, so was content with my 64%....until it turned out the year average was 70, and over 30 people got scores above 90 :facepalm:

    feeling a bit disillusioned with medical school generally. not sure if it's because the reality of actually being here is setting in, or if it's because i'm aware i do need to step up my game a lot with the amount im working, but it all just feels very flat. on top of that, our year isn't very close knit in any way, feel like i'm going to be single forever, and i'm desperately missing languages and humanities, and just blearghhhhhhhhh. first year blues maybe?
    I'm a first year too and totally get where you're coming from! I've had other issues going on too that I've been struggling with since around November, which has made it harder, but I totally get what you mean and I'm already at the point where I can't wait for clinical years!! I think that the main thing to remember is how you feel when you go on hospital/GP visits etc and remember that the first 2 years are nothing like actually being a doctor! I'm starting volunteering at a hospital in a few weeks so hopefully the patient contact there will help.
    I also agree with languages and humanities, and am trying to find a solution... I have a flatmate who's Greek and desperate to apply to medicine postgrad so I agreed to help her study for her biology A level in return for Greek lessons, maybe you could find something like that? I know some unis have programmes which pair up students of different nationalities to learn languages. I think it's just a case of being creative though I definitely understand how hard it is to switch off from medicine!! XD
    You are definitely not alone -hug-
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Is it me or does anyone else find wearing their stethoscope round their neck really painful? I can manage about 5-10 minutes. I have to find clothes with pockets or loops on so i can keep hold of it that way. Im thinking of taking a small bag round with me on the wards.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tech)
    Is anyone going to medfest? It looks pretty cool...
    That actually looks so good.. but it's not coming to Newcastle
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tech)
    Is anyone going to medfest? It looks pretty cool...
    Not gunna lie - sounds ****.
    • Wiki Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by fairy spangles)
    Is it me or does anyone else find wearing their stethoscope round their neck really painful? I can manage about 5-10 minutes. I have to find clothes with pockets or loops on so i can keep hold of it that way. Im thinking of taking a small bag round with me on the wards.
    I've already invested in a small ward bag for stethoscope, OHCM, notebook, pen, purse, phone etc.

    Get an over the shoulder one so you can swing it out the way when dealing with patients :yep:
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
    I've already invested in a small ward bag for stethoscope, OHCM, notebook, pen, purse, phone etc.

    Get an over the shoulder one so you can swing it out the way when dealing with patients :yep:
    Male doctors can't exactly pull off that look :no:

    Got a clinical attachment in 2 weeks time, dunno how I'm gonna bring my stuff around haha.
    • Wiki Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Male doctors can't exactly pull off that look :no:

    Got a clinical attachment in 2 weeks time, dunno how I'm gonna bring my stuff around haha.
    I'm pretty sure fairy spangles is a girl though :p:

    Men usually have more pockets than women do :yep:
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Male doctors can't exactly pull off that look :no:

    Got a clinical attachment in 2 weeks time, dunno how I'm gonna bring my stuff around haha.
    I do it with horrendously full pockets.
    I might just go **** it and have a man bag.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Left pocket: pens,steathoscope,wallet
    right pocket: phone
    back left pocket: notebook
    back right pocket: sign off sheet.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I just walk around with a satchel like a homo.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    I just walk around with a satchel like a homo.
    On the ward???
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    6 nations game day! Happy days!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Isometrix)
    On the ward???
    Yea. Nobody seems to care :dontknow: I hate having loads of crap in my pockets.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Yea. Nobody seems to care :dontknow: I hate having loads of crap in my pockets.
    They all laugh behind your back.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SMed)
    They all laugh behind your back.
    haters gonna hate.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm looking into a satchel - still have a back pack which makes me feel I'm still in high school - as I think it would look a bit more professional.

    Trying to make myself look as though I know what I am doing when instead I'm actually bricking it.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ThisLittlePiggy)
    I'm looking into a satchel - still have a back pack which makes me feel I'm still in high school - as I think it would look a bit more professional.

    Trying to make myself look as though I know what I am doing when instead I'm actually bricking it.
    But do you look as though you know how to brick it?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Phryx)
    Left pocket: pens,steathoscope,wallet
    right pocket: phone
    back left pocket: notebook
    back right pocket: sign off sheet.
    Can't you leave stuff in the staff room? I always leave my bag/coat/file there, and just keep my steth around neck and a pen in my pocket.

    I don't like bulky pockets, things always fall out of them. A lot.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Supermassive_muse_fan)
    Can't you leave stuff in the staff room? I always leave my bag/coat/file there, and just keep my steth around neck and a pen in my pocket.

    I don't like bulky pockets, things always fall out of them. A lot.
    I leave my bag, coat plus other things in my locker. With us third years tend to keep stethoscopes in our pockets. Final years wear them around their necks.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.